Thursday, March 26, 2015

March Madness At Our House....



 Off To The Game.....
I'm ready....
I won....
Parts A,B & C are together,
on to D,E, F.....
Hope you are enjoying your March!
Elizabeth Ann

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Part One.....

 I could breathe a little better
this morning...
 When you use beautiful
hand dyed wools
&
threads,
mistakes can be costly.....
 Now that I say that,
cotton is a little costly too,
but 
once you have embroidered
a whole 35 inch long strip,
you really want that piece 
to match the seven strips
that it joins...
 and it did perfectly....
Don't you love that word
Perfectly....
So I guess this is Part One,
Part Two is started.....
Have just a perfectly wonderful day!
Elizabeth Ann

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

From the Bright Side to the Country Side......


 When my sewing machine went into
the shop, I finally made myself 
sit down 
&
figure out how to make 
this quilt,
that was in my head.....
Had to put those pretty bright
fabrics aside and get
back to my country roots,
(not sure how long this will last.....)
 Finally got it on the computer
and the fabrics chosen...
The fabrics always 
have a mind of their own,
I wanted some reds and pretty greens,
but they will have to wait
for the next project....
Lots of great little 5 inch blocks to make
and leaves everywhere 
to embroider....
Got the news today, I have 
been accepted to the MN International Quilt Market,
makes me nervous just typing it out!
I will be on my own there
&
not sure about it all,
but I thought I should try
at least one time.....
I emailed a few well known designers
a few questions
but 
never heard back,
so I guess I need to figure it out
all by myself....
But for today I need
to take advantage of the
70 degree weather
&
take my little guy
for a nice long walk!
Have a great evening.....
Elizabeth Ann

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sweet Pea...........

Sweet Pea - silly name for a 
bright yellow quilt that makes you
smile every time you see it....
But it stuck for now......
 I took this quilt completely
apart and resewed it 
when my machine got 
home from it's mini vacation...
I had the setting on 5.5 
instead of 6 
&
the pieces just didn't match perfectly....
I used The Threadgather's threads
and Painter's Thread - love those threads.
Sun is out and now I have
to play housewife or maybe its 
the cleaning lady today....
Have a fun weekend!
Elizabeth Ann

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bunnie's In The Garden.....

 Quilting is done....
 Patterns are written....
 Binding is cut and ironed....
Sewing machine decided to take 
a well earned vacation.....
&
the iron took a permanent vacation....
Have an awesome day!
Elizabeth Ann

Friday, February 27, 2015

Before and After...

 I was getting a little
panicky, my quilter was 
having her second baby
&
I wasn't sure what I was going
to do.
 It's a well known fact I
cannot run a long-arm 
even though the quilt shop
has a perfectly wonderful one to rent.
 Just by accident I met a 
very kind lady that quilts 
took on my projects.
 I love feathers, the more the better....
The very kind lady did 
an outstanding job of quilting!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Elizabeth Ann

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Sunny Monday....


Yellow -  sunny, happy, bright,
joyful, warm, cozy, yellow.....
&
Kaffe Fassett fabrics
&
Painter's Threads,
make for a very fun project.
These flowers are pretty
boring until the 
embroidery work...
I hope where ever you are
today, your warm!
We have sun but it just hit 50
but at least there is no ice or snow,
just sun.....
Elizabeth Ann

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Summer Cottages....

Finally got this quilt 
all sewn together,
(Summer Cottages - I like that name)
got the threads,
got the 9 inches of fabric 
(via UPS Ground - 7 days)
and yesterday I still  needed 1.5" of fabric.
And I love it!
Do you think one can love
country colors 
these beautiful crazy prints too?
I do know that I love
these beautiful threads 
&
plan on using them as much as I can...
the rooftops are made
from that grunge fabric from Moda,
I love it too.....
&
 I love this little guy,
had to buy him a little collar 
this morning,
he had his little operation 
Tuesday,
he's not too happy today.
I hope by tomorrow 
he will be back to playing 
with his toys 
wanting to go outside, 
this sad look is pretty sad....
Have an awesome day!
Elizabeth Ann